Promote yourself on Crucial Diva Live and Blaze Interactive Magazine
Home Invites Members Groups Events Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Forums Chat
Home > Blogs > Post Content

One Night with You by Francis Ray (1813 hits)

Intimate Conversation with Francis Ray New York Times Bestseller

Featured book: One Night with You by Francis Ray
ISBN-10: 0312365063; Available at B&N, Amazon or your local bookstore


Literary legend Francis Ray is a native Texan and lives in Dallas. A graduate of Texas Woman's University, she is a School Nurse Practitioner with the Dallas Independent School District. In 1999 and 2000 she was nominated for Texas Woman's University Distinguished Alumni Award. Ms. Ray's titles consistently make bestseller's lists such as the New York Times, USA Today, Blackboard and Essence Magazine.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Francis: No, the writing bug didn't hit me until I read SHANNA by Katherine Woodewiss. By her third book I knew I wanted to write similar books. The difference was I wanted people of color to take center stage.


How did you get started writing?
Francis: I joined my local chapter of Romance Writers of America, North Texas Romance Writers of America. I'm proud to say I won the first service award, The Yellow Rose. The friendships and mentors were invaluable. I can honestly say that without them I would not be published now.


Are you surprised at the success of your novels?
Francis: I'm very surprised, and humbled by the success of my novels. I've truly been blessed and thank God and the many readers who continue to buy my books. It's didn't happen overnight and that makes this time so much sweeter. My goal was one day make the USA Today list. I was stunned when my editor called to tell me NOBODY BUT YOU had made the New York Times' extended list.


What authors influence your work?
Francis: Katherine Woodewiss, Elizabeth Lowell, Amanda Quick, and Nora Roberts.


Do you ever suffer from writers block? If so, how do you get past it?
Francis: I suffer from writes block with every book. I get by it by going deeper into my character's motivations.


If you could pass on one tidbit of knowledge to both your fans and aspiring writers, what would it be?
Francis: Since they're in two different groups, the tidbit would be different. I'd jubilantly thank my fans, and tell the aspiring writing to read Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight Swain. That one book probably helped me more on developing characters than any other book. If readers can't feel 'something' about your character, they wont' finish the book.


When youíre not writing, what keeps you busy? What are some of your favorite things to do?
Francis: When I'm not writing, I like working in my flower garden, reading, shopping and taking mini-vacations.


If there was one thing you could change about this literary journey what would it be?
Francis: If I could change one thing it would be my procrastination in writing. I take the smallest excuse not to write. Today my excuse was shopping for pottery and plants.


What is the best piece of advice you have received, from either a fan or a fellow author?
Francis: The best piece of advice from another author was never to compare myself to another author. If you do you can drive yourself crazy, and it is counter-productive.


What is the one story you want to write, but havenít? What obstacles are keeping you from writing it?
Francis: There are two books actually. Lord Radcliffe's story from my first historical, THE BARGAIN, and IRON MAINDEN, a Medieval historical. The obstacles, time to do the research and my already full writing schedule.


What are you currently working on?
Francis: Promoting my new book ONE NIGHT WITH YOU. I'm working on BECAUSE OF YOU, Book # 6 in the Grayson Friends series.


How may we contact you online?
Website: www.francisray.com
Blogspot: www.francisrayblog.com
Myspace: myspace.com/francisray
Fanclub: readersoffrancisray@yahoogroups.com

Latest Release: One Night with You
November 03, 2009
Series: Grayson Friends Series
ISBN-13: 9780312365066
ISBN-10: 0312365063

Pick up a copy at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/One-Night-You-Grayson-Friends/dp/0312365063/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1256167034&sr=8-1

One Night with You by Francis Ray

Read the First Chapter Excerpt


Link to read full screen:

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/document-preview.aspx?doc_id=13513498

 






One Night with You by Francis Ray -






Posted By: EDC Creations
Friday, October 23rd 2009 at 3:13PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Why I Write By Dorothy Koomson
Dorothy Koomsonís Top 5 Writing Tips
Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson
Authors Appreciation Month at EDC Creations
Intimate Conversation with Danette Majette
Dirty Divorces: Homewreckers or Survivors by Miss KP
Men Are Abused Too by Carla S. Pennington
Have You Ever Been Played or Betrayed? by VegasClarke
Forward This Blog Entry!
Blogs Home

(Advertise Here)
Most Popular Bloggers
brother marcus! has logged 15430 blog subscribers!
>> more | add 
Latest Member Activity
edc creations just posted a blog entitled 'sneak peek: passing love by jacqueline e. luckett '. 05:56AM
lila robinson just edited her profile. 12:20AM
jimmy murphy just became friends with emmanuel brown. 05:54AM
edc creations just posted a blog entitled 'self published? are you really an author?'. 06:11PM
edc creations just posted a blog entitled 'a wealthy appetite by deborah owens'. 06:35PM
edc creations just posted a blog entitled 'book intro: a woman scorned by ericka williams'. 07:01AM
edc creations just posted a blog entitled 'diary of a stalker by electa rome parks'. 08:58AM
edc creations just posted a blog entitled 'pat g'orge walker discusses somebody sinning in my bed '. 05:10PM
edc creations just posted a blog entitled 'authors supporting authors article by pat g'orge walker'. 05:05PM
brother marcus! just edited his profile. 03:18PM
edc creations just posted a blog entitled 'book: who is he to you by monique d. mensah'. 11:08PM
edc creations just posted a blog entitled 'murder on the down low by pamela samuels young '. 10:57AM
>> more | invite friends